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just-style.com | 25 Jan 2011

The clothing retail industry is an easy target for internet giants Google, Amazon and eBay, all of whom are vying for growth in the global online apparel market. Just look at what happened to bookstores, says David Birnbaum.


just-style.com | 1 Sep 2009

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's largest retailer, is to sell products from other retailers on its website as part of a new online mall called Walmart Marketplace.


just-style.com | 18 Aug 2009

Few corporate deals have met with such unanimous praise as Amazon’s recently announced acquisition of online footwear retailer Zappos for about US$900m. Richard Woodard looks at why the deal has been received so positively – and wonders if Amazon could learn a lesson or two from its new buy.


just-style.com | 18 Aug 2009

Few corporate deals have met with such unanimous praise as Amazon’s recently announced acquisition of online footwear retailer Zappos for about US$900m. Richard Woodard looks at why the deal has been received so positively – and wonders if Amazon could learn a lesson or two from its new buy.

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just-style.com | 20 Mar 2008

Online fashion retailer Asos seems to be coasting through the retail slump with two main selling points - Internet and celebrity. Joe Ayling interviews Asos CEO Nick Robertson to find out more.

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just-style | 11 Dec 2017

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, fashion retailer Guess moved to a loss as sales declined in the Americas, while PVH Corp exceeded company expectations, upping its full-year guidance. Destination Maternity, meanwhile, widened its losses.


Michelle Russell | 20 Oct 2017

In a somewhat ironic move, US department store retailer Macy’s is to lease out the top six floors of its flagship Seattle store to online behemoth Amazon.


Hannah Abdulla | 5 Oct 2017

In yet another move that suggests it is looking to bolster its position in the apparel industry, online retail giant Amazon has acquired 3D body-scanning start-up Body Labs.


Leonie Barrie | 19 Sep 2017

The latest apparel initiative from online retail giant Amazon has embraced the "see now buy now" movement with an exclusive capsule collection available to buy straight from the catwalk – with one-hour delivery to customers in London.


Hannah Abdulla | 17 Aug 2017

E-commerce giant Amazon is looking at getting its drones to deliver from mobile docking stations on trains and ships, a move it believes will help solve some of the challenges of using drones as a delivery method.


Hannah Abdulla | 7 Aug 2017

Online retailing giant Amazon has posted an 18% jump in first and second quarter footwear sales, adding to retailers' concerns that the channel is emerging as a serious industry player.


Michelle Russell | 1 Aug 2017

Traditional apparel retailers are facing new competition from online subscription services that send customers boxes of handpicked fashion items to choose from or offer auto-replenishment of fashion basics.


Hannah Abdulla | 13 Jul 2017

Over 200,000 dresses were sold globally on Tuesday (11 July) via Amazon's Prime Day promotional shopping event, with overall sales growth up by more than 60% over last year according to the online retailer.


In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, G-III Apparel moved to a loss on acquisition charges, while Guess saw earnings fall on soft Americas sales. Kate Spade, meanwhile, saw earnings slump on the back of sales declines, while Hudson's Bay recorded comparable store declines on the back of lower domestic store traffic across all banners. 


Beth Wright | 27 Jun 2017

Online behemoth Amazon could be one step closer to achieving its goal of delivering goods by drone with a new patent that would speed up delivery times.


Beth Wright | 23 Jun 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the ten worst countries in the world for working people, Amazon's new "try before you buy, and only pay for what you keep" service, why H&M's new Arket concept is quite unlike anything previously seen from the retailer, and the US launches a review of the eligibility of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to continue to receive benefits under AGOA.


Michelle Russell | 22 Jun 2017

A new Amazon patent designed to intercept customers who attempt to make a price comparison on their mobile devices while in-store could be detrimental to retailers and will ultimately increase friction levels, an industry observer has said.


Michelle Russell | 21 Jun 2017

Online behemoth Amazon is accelerating the disruption of e-commerce with a "try before you buy, and only pay for what you keep" service through its new Prime Wardrobe launch.


Leonie Barrie | 30 May 2017

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world's leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.


Michelle Russell | 2 May 2017

In a further move to expand in the apparel category, online retail giant Amazon has quietly launched an own-label fashion line.


Beth Wright | 21 Apr 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a warning from Myanmar apparel makers that a ban on moving lorries through Yangon has placed a heavy logistical burden on the country's clothing sector, the latest efforts by Amazon to embed itself deeper into the apparel industry, 12 start-ups chosen under a new global initiative to find more sustainable ways of producing fashion, and Walmart eyeing US men's clothing retailer Bonobos.


Michelle Russell | 19 Apr 2017

Amazon has filed a patent for on-demand apparel production in a move that will see the online retail giant embed itself deeper into the apparel industry.


Michelle Russell | 3 Apr 2017

The death of the department store, the exaggerated rise of Amazon as an apparel retailer power, and the threat of European fast-fashion specialists to US retail are among a number of misconceptions currently bedevilling the retail  industry, a new report explains.


Michelle Russell | 20 Feb 2017

Online retail giant Amazon has revealed plans to open a new head UK office and create more than 5,000 full-time jobs as it looks to grow its business in the country.


Beth Wright | 13 Feb 2017

Online retail giant Amazon is keeping tight-lipped on reports it plans to roll out its own private-label intimate apparel line in the US.


Beth Wright | 20 Jan 2017

Online giant Amazon is expanding it supply chain capacity with the opening of a third facility in Maryland; a 1.2m sq ft fulfillment centre in North East, which will create 700 new jobs in the town.


Beth Wright | 13 Jan 2017

Online giant Amazon is to create more than 100,000 additional full-time jobs in the US over the next 18 months, in a move that would take its workforce to over 280,000 by mid-2018.


Michelle Russell | 5 Jan 2017

Amazon's expansion into the apparel category looks to be continuing as it prepares to develop its own line of workout clothing.

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Hannah Abdulla | 12 Jul 2017

Sports apparel retailer Nike's delay in committing to a solid sales partnership with online retail giant Amazon could possibly have seen it lose out on sales yesterday (11 July) as the e-retailer slashed prices on products at some rival brands as part of its annual Prime Day event.

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